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The Conference Historicising International Law - Could We? Should We? gathered participants from four continents.

The Hugo Valentin Centre and the Department of History, Uppsala University, hosted the conference Historicising International Law – Could We? Should We? together with the Department of Law at Stockholm University on October 6-8. The conference brought together historians and lawyers and had a considerable international participation. Fifty participants from four continents took part, and a total of thirteen seminars were very well attended. A conference theme to be mentioned concerned the Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphaël Lemkin, who managed to escape continental Europe for Sweden during the war and laid the groundwork for the adoption of the UN Genocide Convention in 1948.

For further information, please contact Mats Deland. The conference was organised with support from Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council).

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The Hugo Valentin Centre is an inter-disciplinary unit with its main focus on research and education within two prioritized areas: on the one hand cultural and social phenomena and processes of change related to the ethnic dimension in human life, on the other hand Holocaust and genocide studies. To these subject fields belong for instance minority studies, multilingualism, ethnic relations, Balkan studies, Holocaust history, the study of genocide and similar atrocities, as well as the effect of violence on individuals and society...  Read more

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